Lookin' Good Cottonwood sets new records
COTTONWOOD -- A husband and wife claimed first place for both male and female divisions in the annual Lookin' Good Cottonwood weight loss competition at the Cottonwood Recreation Center.
Johnathan Watson won the first place men's prize of $1,000 and his wife Kirsten won the same amount as the women's top loser.
Kirsten lost 37 pounds with a 17.75-percent reduction in body mass. Johnathan lost 48 pounds with a body mass reduction of 17.99 percent.
In addition to exercise, the Watsons said a big contributor to the loss was the elimination of fast food and soda from their diets.
With a family of five children, the parents are setting a good example for the kids.
The team prize was awarded to the Cupcakes Anonymous, which also won a $1,000 prize to split among five members.
The team includes Theresa Kessner, Juan Lucas, Linda Kline, Fernando Salas and Kari Hunt.
The group had a total weight loss of 99.8 pounds. Fitness Center Supervisor Trevor Faust says that sets a record for a group of competitors.
It is an average body mass reduction of 11.23 percent.
It also makes the third year that a Nutri-health group has placed among the groups.
Faust says the focus of the program has always been geared toward a healthy lifestyle, not simply the exercise of losing weight in a competition.
"You should be able to do it once and move on to other goals, either inside the gym or outside," he said.
More than 200 competitors entered Lookin' Good 2015.
A total of 82 people completed the series.
This year also set a record lost during the LGC competition of 1,676 pounds.
Special thanks to our sponsors - The Verde Valley Medical Center (Northern Arizona Health Care), Nutri-Health Supplements, County Bank, Verde Valley Body Therapy, Vaughn Law Offices and Yavapai County Health Department.
Winners: Lookin' Good Cottonwood 2015
Grand prize winner ($1,000) -
Second place prize ($500) -
Michael W. Kilpatrick
Third place prize ($250) - Jeremy Smith
Grand prize winner ($1,000) - Kirsten Watson
Second place prize ($500) - Lisa Wright
Third place prize ($250) - Connie Calhoon
Group prize winner ($1,000) -
Kari Hunt, Theresa Kessner, Linda Kline, Juan Lucas and Fernando Salas
Total pounds lost = 99.8 pounds as a group
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